Tag Archives: Knighthood

Knight is originally the designation for the armed, heavily armed, mounted warriors of the European Middle Ages.

The Black Prince. Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales.

Black Prince, Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales

The Black Prince. Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales.

The Black Prince.

Member of the French-born ruling dynasty Anjou-Plantagenêt which stood from 1154 to 1399 in direct line and until 1485 in the side lines Lancaster and York the kings of England.

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William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury.

Effigy, William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Knight, 13th century, costume, dress, armour, middle ages, crusader

Effigy of William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury, son of Henry II ‘Curtmantle’ d’Anjou, King of England and Ida de Tosny.

William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1167-1226, also William I Longespée or Lungespée).

dropcap, Inkunabel, Initial, middle ages. 13th century, illuminated manuscript, Henry Shaw

Initial letter from MS. Arundel, No. 91. Known as Psalter and Book of Hours (the ‘Howard Psalter and Hours’), 14th century. Attributed to John of Metz ‘De Lisle Psalter’

MUCH of romantic interest is attached to the name of Longuespee. The first of the name, who is represented in our plate, was the son of King Henry II. by his celebrated mistress, Fair Rosamond.

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Knights in combat. England 13th century

Knights fighting, England 13th century, Middle ages, combat,Henry Shaw, armour

Medieval knights in combat. MS. Reg. 20 D, I.

KNIGHTS FIGHTING.

Q- dropcap, Inkunabel, Initial, middle ages. 13th century, illuminated manuscript, Henry Shaw

Q- dropcap. Royal Library, Paris 13th century.

QUIETNESS and peace were not among the most prominent characteristics of those ages, in which, unfettered by the sage power of judicious and efficient laws, people were taught to seek justice rather by their own strength, than by the intermediation of others. At that period, the songs which sounded most musical to the ears of the iron-cased barons were the romances that told of hard blows and doughty adventures, and the pictures most beautiful to their eyes were such as those which we here give in ouer plate.

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King and Knight. Dresses of ceremony.

Costumes, Middle ages, Knight, England King, 12th century, Henry shaw

King and Knight.

King and Knight. England 12th century.

Initial letter, middle ages manuscript

D-Intial Letter. MS. Arundel, No. 91

DRESSES of ceremony for solemn occasions, particularly with persons in exalted stations, suffer fewer changes in the course of time, than those in common use. Our plate represents a king- of the latter end of the twelfth century, dressed in his robes of state; but we may probably take it as a good example of the regal costume during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

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The Norman fashion period. England 1066-1154.

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Empress Matilda, female regent, England, history, Middle ages, 12th century, costumes

The Lady of the English on her visit to Winchester on 3rd March 1141. Matilda was given a formal welcome to Winchester and handed the keys to the treasury.
Empress Matilda (also Empress Maude 1102 – 1167) was the first female regent of the kingdom of England, but was not crowned.

The Norman Period

William the Conqueror, 1066-1087.

by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown.

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Création d’un chevalier au 15ème siècle.

Création d'un chevalier. Chevalier au 15ème siècle. Moyen âges militaire. costume médiéval. histoire de la mode bourguignonne.

Création d’un chevalier au 15ème siècle.

Création d’un chevalier au 15ème siècle.

Creating a knight in the 15th century.

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Chefs du Tournoi au 14ème siècle. Chevaliers joutes.

Chefs du Tournoi. 14ème siècle. Chevaliers dans la bataille. Médiéval, gothique. Bourgogne Costume Histoire.

Chefs du Tournoi. Chevaliers joutes.

Chefs du Tournoi au 14ème siècle.

Moyen Âge, gothique, les chevaliers, l’histoire du costume des la bourguignonne.

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Défi du Tournoi. Costumes du 15ème siècle.

Défi du Tournoi. Scène Chevaleresque. Tournoi. Vêtements du 15ème siècle. Knights. Roi René d'Anjou. la mode du Moyen Âge.

Défi du Tournoi.

Défi du Tournoi.

Costumes du 15ème siècle. Le bon Roi René, René Ier d’Anjou ou Renatus d’Anjou de 1409 à 1480.

Challenge of the Tournament. Chivalrous scene at the court of King René. Costumes of the 15th century. (René Ier d’Anjou or Renatus d’Anjou 1409 to 1480).

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